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Five Element Theory: A poetic, holistic and connective way of understanding life.

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Five Element Theory   Five Elements (phases) is a major system of thought, dating back over two thousand years, that is the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also a poetic, holistic, and connective way of understanding life, energetics and natural law. It helps us see how we are interconnected into the web of life and therefore how our own internal and external energies are affected by …

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Attuning To Autumn

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This year as I walked the same beautiful trail in the forest of Mono Cliffs through each of the seasons and observed the landscape change as the seasons shifted. Each change in temperature, amount of daylight ,rain, snow, dryness, dampness, heat or cold all played into different plants and trees blooming at different stages and times. The beautiful eco system …


The Element of Spring- Creativity and Will

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Wood Element – Spring  march 21- June 21   In the five-element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is related to the wood element, which is paired with our liver and gall bladder meridians and arises from the potential of water, which is the winter element we are moving from. As we are walking around watching all of nature sprouting …